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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 2, 2007, New Braunfels, Texas FEBRUARY ZEITUNG Newspaper of the Year SPORTS SWIMMING Canyon individuals seek improve ment at the Region VII meet in San Page 5A NEWS STEROIDS Two New Braunfels residents arrested on charges of steroid police Page 3A Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 16 2 sections C K j Dense fog High Low 64 33 Details 1B DEAR ABBY 3B CLASSIFIEDS M COMICS CROSSWORD 21 FORUM 4A OBITUARIES 3A SPORTS 8A TV GRIDS 31 City council hears from some vocal tubers Emails express opposition to river recommendations Message urges tubers to contact leaders By Suzanne Ashe Staff Writer New Braunfels City Council mem bers are being deluged with emails from people getting involved with the debate on proposed river ordi District 6 Councilman Ken Valen tine said he has received more than 57 email including some he said were not very One started off with You he Mayor Bruce Boyer said he received that same email and responded to the I will say I wrote the gentleman back and told him thats not the best way to convince someone of their he the selfproclaimed leader of the charge for the pro posed which include prohibiting open containers of alco hol at Cypress Prince Solms and Hinman Island limiting the size of containers or coolers on public requiring life jack ets on certain public waterways and restricting certain types of flotation See Page 8A The following message was ported on the Web site As Im sure most of you have heard on the the city of New Braunfels is trying to enforce new regulations on the Comal and Guadalupe These are rivers Im sure all of you have and plan on float ing We are trying to get the word out all overTexas to con tact these city officials email and tell them exactly how you feel about these In hopti Of swaying their biased opinions oh it Please contact New Braunfels City Council members and Mayor Boyer and tell them how you feel about the River Activities Commi tees See Page 8A Patrolling the halls Local high schools differ on employing campus police By Ashley Verrill Staff Writer Canyon High School resource officer Julie Vogel said one of the biggest misconcep tions people have about her job is that she is something less than a street police Its a whole different world dealing with young people every but it can be just as said a Comal County sheriffs Most of the kids are pretty but theres that handful that you just wouldnt believe the things that come out of their Following the Columbine High School shooting mas law enforcement agen cies began requiring special training to better deal with a situations like the one in Col Thats something espe cially important for officers working in schools every Vogel The Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training program teaches offi cers tactical maneuvers specifically engineered to quickly subdue a dangerous In the Columbine shoot officers had to stand by and wait for the SWAT team to come and by then a lot of people had already been Vogel Now we have the training to take down the shooter before they can do a lot of Photos by DAVID Comal County sheriffs Deputy and school resource officer Julie Vogel watches the halls as students at Canyon High School pass between classes earlier this School resource officers have all the same training as every other police officer or but they are not required in every school dis Comal Independent School District officials decid ed as part of the 1994 budget process to hire SROs for their districts schools at a cost of a year The district also hires secu rity guards from Riverside Security for another a New Braunfels Independent School District does not employ Instead it employs a different using security cameras and a fulltime camera Comal County sheriffs Deputy Julie Vogel talks about her role See Page 8A as a school resource officer at Canyon High Writer aims to inspire youth to rise above racial divides By Verrill StaffWriter Mike Kearby sat hunched over a comput er screen in the closetsized office of his San Marcos With a widebrimmed cowboy boots and kind its hard to imagine two years ago his life was a suit and working in the corporate the exotic antelope rancher has ded icated his life to a cause inspired by an expe rience from his childhood and a hope to enlighten the minds of tomorrow with his I started writing my books with the idea I From 1 tp 3 author Mike Kearby will be at Hastings in New Braunfelij for a book I Kearby also is scheduled to speak to New Braunfels Middle School entrtgrade Texas history classes on of painting a picture of a part of history that is often Kearby The prob lem isnt the teachers or the but in the states effort to find an accountability everyones trying to teach towards the and things like reading and Texas history get put Mike Kearby was a high school reading teacher and football coach before he joined the corporate world in the In his class was devoted entirely to providing students with a comfortable atmosphere strictly for Programs such as these have long since been aban and it is partially for this reason Kearby has taken his books on the speaking at schools across He already has finished two The Road to a Hanging and Ride the Desperate and is in the process of completing a He said the inspiration for his novels is rooted in a memory from his teen years in See Page 3A Commissioners approve creation of water district By Jessica Sanders StaffWriter Comal Countys first water control improvement district was approved by the commissioners court The which includes the Johnson Ranch development near is a taxing entity that uses residents money to operate the subdivisions drinking water wastewater treatment and stormwater irrigation Developer David of David Hill brought the proposal before commissioners after an unsuccessful attempt to get the district approved by the Bulverde City The development is locat ed within Bulverdes extraterritorial jurisdiction and is subject to the citys development Commissioners voted 31 to approve the creation of the 1 Commissioner Jack Dawson vot ed against the County Engineer Tom Hornseth has limited con trol over if a subdivision uses septic tanks and a public water new development lots must be at least one If septic tanks and individual wells are new See Page 3A New NBISD head settles into district By Ashley Verrill StaffWriter New Braunfels Independent School Districts new superintendent Mike Smith spent a majority of his first day Thursday meeting with people and preparing for the long road This time of year is difficult anyway because we are in the process of getting ready for the next school Smith Ive learned though my experi ence that something you get used to in the school business is challenges and I think Im The New Braunfels ISO Board of Trustees voted Smith the last remain ing finalist out of 51 applicants in and unanimously voted 21 during a special board meet ing to finalize his He is con tracted until at a annual Mike Smith The former Forney superintendent said he was sad to leave his but is looking forward to making New Braunfels his Smiths former district administrators cried their eyes Smith said The students in Forney are getting just as good an education as they were last and I am confident in their Smiths family plans to make the 250mile move sometime after the spring break in Until Smith said he will shop around the city for a home and work all the late hours needed to acclimate himself to New I definitely have plenty to Smith said from his new already an hour after most school district employees had gone home for the iuiuuumuuiuu uptown Music Uptown Drinfo All in a Romantic Ufrtown Environment Downstairs in the Prince Solms Inn 295 San Antonio 8307085411 ;